Lunchtime Concerts - Spring & Summer 2017 Season Now On Sale!
THE Spring & Summer Lunchtime Concerts Season at St David’s Hall features an incredible SEVEN out of the nine performances with a ‘Pay What You Will’ price-tag!
All you need to do is turn up in time for the 1pm performance and pay what you feel is appropriate – it couldn’t be easier!
The ‘Pay What You Will’ season starts in style with the winner of the Welsh Singer Competition 2016, Sioned Gwen Davies (Tuesday 31 January), who will represent Wales in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in June 2017. Sioned’s programme includes a taste of Spain with Manuel de Falla's Siete Canciones Populares Españolas and also a charming array of English, American and French Cabaret songs by composers such as Britten, Bolcom, Weill and Satie. Accompanying the mezzo-soprano is pianist Caradog Williams (PAY WHAT YOU WILL).
Next up is the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (Saturday 4 February), who present 100 Years of Composing in America. The innovative, daring and explorative works of Ives, Cage, Feldman and Carter are all featured in this powerful programme. As an internationally-renowned contemporary ensemble, the group has premiered over 170 works from many of the world’s leading composers (PAY WHAT YOU WILL).
Then there’s the return of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Symphony Orchestra (Tuesday 7 February) with Orchestradventure! This captivating concert has been specially devised to capture the imagination of children and teachers via the thrill of a live symphony orchestra. Through music, singing and dancing, the orchestra along with presenter Tom Redmond vividly bring to life some of the greatest stories ever told including Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable 1812 Overture and music from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Early booking is advised for this concert (£6 IN ADVANCE & £7 ON THE DAY – CONCESSIONS AVAlLABLE).
Promising organist Johannes Zeinler (Tuesday 21 February) is currently at Vienna’s University of Music and the Performing Arts, but will take a swift break from his studies to deliver a repertoire featuring Bach, Messiaen and Vierne amongst others. Johannes won First Prize and Gold Medal for Interpretation at the 2015 St Albans International Organ Festival and has already established himself at international music festivals across Europe (PAY WHAT YOU WILL).
A month later, the Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir (Tuesday 21 March) return with members of the Concert Orchestra of St John’s College for a major sequence from Handel’s Messiah. Early booking is recommended with this concert too (£6 IN ADVANCE & £7 ON THE DAY – CONCESSIONS AVAlLABLE).
The following week offers another compelling organ recital with Spanish sensation Raúl Prieto Ramírez (Tuesday 28 March) performing the likes of Bach, Buxtehude, Cabanilles, Widor and Reger (PAY WHAT YOU WILL).
Our Ensemble in Residence at St David’s Hall, the Mavron Quartet (Tuesday 25 April) return to celebrate the Russian greats with stunning string interpretations of Borodin and Shostakovich (PAY WHAT YOU WILL).
The penultimate concert in the Spring & Summer series sees the Welsh Chamber Players including acclaimed violinist Matthew Jones mark the 50th anniversary season of the Lower Machen Festival (Tuesday 9 May) with a wonderful rendition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (PAY WHAT YOU WILL).
Plus, the season closes with another contemporary concert as the Arcomis Ensemble (Saturday 13 May) bring their experimental and innovative approach to two world premieres (PAY WHAT YOU WILL).
St David’s Hall Manager, Roger Hopwood said: “The ‘Pay What You Will’ Lunchtime Concerts emphasise the ongoing commitment of the National Concert Hall of Wales and Cardiff Council in hosting high quality concerts, which are accessible to all.
“I feel in this day and age we need to take every chance to try to let people experience the thrill of live music.”
Don’t miss the exciting Spring & Summer Lunchtime Concerts Season at St David’s Hall with a ground-breaking new ‘Pay What You Will’ price-tag – you may just love it!*
*All of the Lunchtime Concerts in the Spring & Summer Season at St David’s Hall come with a ‘Pay What You Will’ price-tag except for Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Symphony Orchestra (Tuesday 7 February) and Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir (Tuesday 21 March) priced £6 in advance and £7 on the day (concessions available).
To book your tickets for the above two concerts, please visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444.
Concessions apply to Friends of St David’s Hall, under 16s, students, over 60s and disabled people (plus one companion). No booking fee or transaction charge.
The ‘Pay What You Will’ concert tickets will be available for collection
from the Box Office on the day.
All performances start at 1pm and last for approximately one hour.